Savannah State Tigers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes ATS Prediction 12/22/18

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The 23rd-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2) welcome the Savannah State Tigers (3-10) to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes will try to continue their six-game winning streak. Action starts at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Savannah State Tigers at Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Odds

In their last game, the Hawkeyes were victorious over the UMKC Kangaroos, 77-63, while the Tigers lost to the Texas A&M Aggies, 98-83.

The Hawkeyes had a much better free throw rate (0.596 vs. 0.125) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.521 vs. 0.430). Savannah State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (18.1 vs. 20.6). Tyler Cook played well for Iowa, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Collins Joseph played a pivotal role for Savannah State with 20 points.

Cook has been playing at a high level as of late for Iowa, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Iowa could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Hawkeyes rank 39th in offensive efficiency, while Savannah State ranks 351st in defensive efficiency.

Savannah State vs. Iowa Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Iowa, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Iowa ranks 80th in rebounds allowed per game (33.5) while Savannah State ranks 248th (48.7).
  • The Hawkeyes rank seventh in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while the Tigers rank 143rd (4.5).
  • Savannah State averages 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 51st in the NCAA. Iowa ranks 134th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
  • The Hawkeyes rank 73rd in assists per game (15.1) while the Tigers rank 226th in assists allowed per game (24.2).
  • Savannah State ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (43.6) while Iowa ranks 142nd (22.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 87.6 points per game (9.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 96.6 points per game (2.8 below their season average).
  • The Hawkeyes’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.8, up from 9.7 for the season.